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2017 MacRobertson Shield Coverage

ROUND THREE

AUS 2, USA 0
ENG 3, NZL 0 

MATCH STANDINGS

28 -- Australia (2-0)
26 -- England (1-1
18 -- New Zealand (1-1)
17 -- USA (0-2)

NEWS

Journal: Jeff Soo (USA)
Journal: Paddy Chapman (NZL)
Reports: Chris Clarke

VIDEO

Livestream: Lawn Four Cam
YouTube: James Hopgood Channel

RESOURCES

Photos: Round 1
Photos: Round 2
Link: 2017 Official MacRob Website
Link: 2017 MacRob Scores
Facebook: MacRobertson Shield 2017 Page

ROUND ONE

NZL 11, USA 10
AUS 12, ENG 9

ROUND TWO

AUS 14, NZL 7
ENG 14, USA 7 

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Entries in Ben Rothman (140)

Tuesday
Apr272010

Morning Coffee: Huneycutt, Fulford and Mulliner

Danny Huneycutt protected his #1 U.S. ranking by snagging a 2-1 match victory over Ben Rothman at the USCA Association Rules National Championship at Mission Hills in California this past weekend. Rothman didn't get blanked though as he partnered with Doug Grimsley to take a 2-1 victory (+13tp, -14tp, +17tp) over Bob Van Tassell and Johnny Mitchell for the doubles title. You can check out Rothman's full report in the Croquet World Online Forum.

In weekend U.K. action, Rob Fulford took the Colchester Open with a 6-2 record that was matched only by David Maugham. Fulford won the head-to-head match to claim the title.

Earlier this month, Stephen Mulliner took the Surbiton Golf Croquet tournament with a 7-4, 7-3 victory over Nelson Morrow in the finals. Knockout results:

Stephen Mulliner beat William Gee 7-1 7-4
Andrew Johnson beat Roger Barnacle 7-2 6-7 7-6
Howard Cheyne beat Dick Stover 7-5 5-7 7-4
Nelson Morrow beat Jamie Burch 7-4 7-2

Mulliner beat Johnson 7-3 7-4
Morrow beat Cheyne 7-5 7-6

Mulliner beat Morrow 7-4 7-3

Thursday
Apr012010

Croquet Network Magazine (April Issue Available)


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The April issue of Croquet Network was released on Wednesday morning and features coverage of Bob Van Tassell's recent win at the Mission Hills Invitational. Under-21 World GC Champion Duncan Dixon is the player profile of the month. Ben Rothman explores the dual personalities that a croquet player must utilize in his "Nerd and Jock" tactics column. To be notified of future issues, sign up for the Croquet Network newsletter in the right column. View the back issues here -- password free.

Friday
Mar052010

Croquet Video: Rothman Doubles Run

Video of Ben Rothman running a break during the 2009 USCA doubles final.

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Monday
Feb082010

Morning Coffee: USCA Grand Prix, 2011 Women's GC + Twitter 

The 2009 USCA Grand Prix results are in and Croquet World has a fantastic article with photos breaking down the season. Ben Rothman took the overall Grand Prix title and also finished first in both the doubles and singles standings. Rothman's frequent doubles partner Doug Grimsley was second overall and second in doubles play. Following Rothman (18,570 singles points) in singles play -- 2. Danny Huneycutt (15,525) 3. Jeff Soo (13,800 ) 4. Doug Grimsley (11,810) 5. John C. Osborn (11,180).

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Monday
Feb012010

Morning Coffee: Shirts by Ben, Beach Club Invitational and February 

One of my bigger challenges is keeping the content on this site fresh while producing the monthly magazine in the background. Other than the news clips in the magazine, I try to keep the content for each unique, which means the workload can get heavy. So, I'm constantly tweaking the website editorial calendar and have not yet come up with a final formula.

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Wednesday
Jan272010

2009 Solomon Trophy Photo Gallery

The above photo is from most recent digital issue of the Croquet Network magazine and was taken by Genie Hendry. I've posted all of Genie's photos from the event in a gallery you can visit here. Clicking on any of the photos will launch a larger version with a top navigation for the full gallery.

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Monday
Jan252010

Croquet News: Tourney Results and New Zealand MacRobertson Line-Up

Lots of croquet activity over the weekend and most of this I posted in the forum, but I thought I'd consolidate it here for your Monday fix:

New Zealand announced their line-up for the MacRobertson Shield Competition to be held in August in the UK:

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Monday
Jan182010

Croquet Network Magazine (January Issue Available)

Friday
Jan152010

Croquet Video of the Month (January 2010)

Video features the Solomon Trophy to the U.S. team with speeches by Jeff Soo and British captain Ian Burridge. Congrats to the American team for their first win in the series.

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Tuesday
Dec152009

Croquet News: Australia Names MacRobertson Team and US Open Report

Ben Rothman took the 2009 U.S. Open by defeating Doug Grimsley 26-14otp, 1-26tp, 26-0tp. More details are to be posted in the CroquetWorld forum. Photos are available from Arthur Bagby.

The Croquet Australia website has posted their line-up for the MacRobertson Shield competion:

Kevin Beard
Martin Clarke
Ian Dumergue
Robert Fletcher
Stephen Forster
Peter Landrebe (Captain)

Reserves:
Trevor Bassett
Greg Fletcher

The USCA Nine-Wicket site just posted a rundown by Eric Sawyer on the 2009 Seward Family Fall Classic. The cutthroat event in Sacramento, California was held October 10 and had 73 players. That rivals their summer event which boasts 100 players. That again presents the case that nine-wicket play in the U.S. is under-estimated in this 2005 WCF Report as it is only based on members associated with the USCA. It reports 115 nine-wicket U.S. players. The "off the USCA map" cutthroat club that I play with has had participation that probably averages around 40 players each season this decade and a high of 80 players. That does not include MCA play that goes on right here in the same KC metro area.

Tournament Director Matt Griffith's report on the 2009 Nine-Wicket National Championship has also been posted on the nine-wicket site.

Wednesday
Dec092009

Croquet Search Trends (November 2009)

Here is the November list for hottest croquet keywords that hit CroquetNetwork.com in November:

01. Justin Berbig
02. U.S National Championship
03. West Indies Croquet
04. Shane Botwin
05. Stephen Mulliner
06. Ben Rothman
07. Croquet Network
08. Egyptian Croquet Federation
09. Sue Leitinger
10. Stephanie Paduano
11. Rich Schiller
12. Ben Morehead
13. Karen Comeau
14. Jenny Clarke
15. Chris Clarke

Sunday
Dec062009

Croquet Network Magazine (December Issue Available)


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The December issue of Croquet Network Magazine is now available as true digital magazine through YUDU (no huge PDF download). All you need to do is subscribe to our free e-newsletter to gain access via password.

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Again, there is no charge for subscribing. This month's issue is 25-pages and is packed with the following features:

  • USCA National Championship coverage
  • Danny Huneycutt Profile
  • Editorial on Golf croquet
  • Tactical Article by Ben Rothman
  • Listing of popular croquet websites
  • Upcoming tournaments calendar
  • Relevant advertisements from croquet manufacturers
  • Active links in the magazine can take you directly to external websites or specific articles in the magazine
  • True digital magazine format through YUDU so you don't have to download a large PDF

If you love croquet, you can support this project simply by subscribing to the list. Just follow the steps below.

FREE ONLINE MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION


STEP ONE

To subscribe to the FREE monthly online Croquet Network Magazine (PDF), enter your e-mail and name in the form to the right. You will be sent offsite for a password that will get you into the digital magazine. Remember this password andClick the "Return to Website" to go to the magazine.

STEP TWO

The link will take you to the digital magazine via a YUDU page. You will need to enter the password on the first page.Next, you will be taken to a page that shows a cover of the current magazine. Click on the magazine to enter. You may be asked to enter the password one more time, but you should be logged in going forward.

STEP THREE

You can go ahead an enjoy the magazine right away, but later, you'll want to check your e-mail as you should receive an e-mail asking you to verify that you want to be subscribed to the e-newsletter. The newsletter is key in that it provides the password and link for each upcoming issue along with highlights from the website. Occasionally, this e-mail may go into your spam or junk mail folder. If you haven't received a verification check there or if you have any problems, contact me at goodwinworldmedia@gmail.com

NOTE

The current password is valid for all of the current year issues.

Friday
Nov062009

Croquet News Clips: Third Eight Results & CroquetPro Activity

Ben's Been Busy | Ben Rothman has recently added quite a few posts to his croquet blog. The big news is that he has new croquet schools announced for January and February at Mission Hills. Check out additional details here. He also has good guide to attacking, a rundown on the two quadruples he performed at Selection Eights and some awesome croquet vs pop culture mashups.

Selection Eight Full Standings / The Third Eight was unavailable until late last week. Here is the list of standings for all four groups from the Croquet World Forum:

FIRST EIGHT FINAL STANDINGS
Place/Player/Record

1. Ben Rothman (10-4)
2. Danny Huneycutt (9-5)
3. Doug Grimsley (8-6)
4. Rich Lamm (7-7)
5. Jerry Stark (6-8)
5. Brian Cumming (6-8)
7. Jim Bast (5-9)
7. Paul Billings (5-9)

SECOND EIGHT FINAL STANDINGS

1. Rick Wilhoite (12-2)
2. Stuart Lawrence (8-6)
3. Bob Kroeger (7-7)
3. John Osborn (7-7)
3. Brit Ruby (7-7)
6. Charles Gillmartin (5-9)
6. Peter Just (5-9)
6. Johnny Mitchell (5-9)

THIRD EIGHT FINAL STANDINGS

1. Paul Emmett    (11-2)        
2. George Cochran (10-3)        
2. Leo Nikora (10-3)        
4. Rich Curtis (6-7)        
5. Louis Nel (4-10)        
5. Steve Scalpone (4-9)        
7. Dave Theiste    (2-11)        
Jim Houser withdrew (2-5)

FOURTH EIGHT FINAL STANDINGS

1. Jon Essick (11-3)    
2. Mike Gibbons    (10-4)    
3. Tony Reaves (9-5)    
4. David McCoy (7-7)    
4. Ken Shipley (7-7)    
6. Jane Beharriell (6-8)    
6. Robert Coleman (6-8)    
8. Stephanie Paduano (0-14)

Tuesday
Nov032009

Opening Game (November 2009)

I'll have to say November kicked off with a great start as the Kactus Kreek Club here in Kansas City was able to sneak in a day's worth of play on November 1. That definitely set a precedent as my latest day in the year to play the game. I'm considering it a reward for getting that second issue of the online magazine out. It was a beautiful day and a full crowd on the court as everyone was anxious to get in a little more play.

Speaking of the magazine, thank you to all of the subscribers that have done a great job of passing it on. Through the stats, I can see that the e-mail and magazine has been viewed by more than five times the amount of subscribers on the list. Great work -- this is how it grows. For anyone that is stopping by today, you can sign up for the magazine notification e-newsletter here.

For November on the website, you can look forward to additional content that was used to build the November issue. I'll be presenting some info from the interviews and I have plenty of photos and I believe more video. I'll also be reviewing a new croquet game for the Wii that is part of the Game Party 3 compilation. Definitely wait for my review this month before you make the purchase.

I would also like to take this opportunity to thank all of the people that helped make the November issue possible. For the interviews, thank you to George Cochran, Ben Rothman (croquetpro.blogspot.com), Billy Bob Breeden, Matt Smith and Nick Zink. For the Rothman photo, thank you to Tim Rapuano with the New York Croquet Club. Also, I'd like to mention Matt Griffith and his Kactus Creek Croquet Club as that is where I took the photos for the contents page in both issues.

In addition, Matt Griffith, Matt Smith and Billy Bob Breeden have all been fantastic in teaching me the game over the summer. Sundays are generally always open for practice games at Kactus Creek and those guys are always willing to take some time explain the great tactical dilemmas that pop-up and strategy in general. Personally, I have a long way to go, but I feel like I've been on an accelerated plan thanks to those guys.

Anyway, stay tuned to the website and look for the December issue of the magazine by the end of the month.

Thursday
Oct292009

Croquet Network Magazine (November Issue Available)

November IssueThe November issue of Croquet Network Magazine is now available and simply requires a subscription to our free e-newsletter to gain access. Again, there is no charge for subscribing. This month's issue is 19 pages and is packed with the following features:

  • Six pages of USCA Nine-Wicket National Championship coverage
  • Ben Rothman Profile
  • Editorial on the Nine-Wicket game
  • Listing of popular croquet websites
  • Upcoming tournaments calendar
  • Relevant advertisements from croquet manufacturers
  • Active links in the magazine can take you directly to external websites or specific articles in the magazine
  • PDF based so you can download it

If you love croquet, you can support this project simply by subscribing to the list. Just follow the steps below.

FREE ONLINE MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION


STEP ONE

To subscribe to the FREE monthly online Croquet Network Magazine (PDF), enter your e-mail and name in the form below. You will be sent offsite for a username and password that will get you into the magazine page. Click the "Return to Website" to log into the magazines page.

STEP TWO

Later, you'll want to check your e-mail as you need to verify that you want to receive the Croquet Network E-Newsletter which provides the new password for each issue.

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